Planting your garden with native species as opposed to invasive aliens can help you cultivate one of the most nurturing creatures of all: Mother Nature. Well-adapted to their regional climates and conditions, native plants are likely to thrive in your landscape without invading nearby areas. The problem with alien plants is that even if you think you’re keeping them contained to your particular property, the reality is that it’s impossible to do so: winds and animals can transfer seeds to faraway distances, promoting growth of unfamiliar species in natural settings where they do not belong. Invasive species are aptly named, as they often become more intrusive than meddling busybodies, quashing native plant populations in order to thrive.
But why, exactly, do we want want natives to govern our gardens? The same reason we wouldn’t necessarily think non-natives were the optimal rulers to govern our communities:because they aren’t accustomed or adapted to the area.
Below, browse just some of the benefits of going native:
- Provide shelter and food for native wildlife
- Well-adapted to local environments
- Maintain and improve soil fertility
- Reduce erosion
- Requires less fertilizer and pesticides than many non-native plants
- Reduces harmful run-off threatening aquatic areas
- Overall lower costs and maintenance than non-native plants
- Available in a large variety of colors, shapes, textures, types
At Lehnhoff’s Landscaping, we are willing to work with you to incorporate stunning and sustainable native plants into your outdoor space. Create a haven not only for yourself, but also for the wildlife of your area by putting plants where they belong: in the regions in which they evolved naturally.
If you have any questions, please contact Lehnhoff’s Landscaping by calling 443.921.5789 or visit LehnoffsLandscaping.com today!
Rob Lehnhoff meets directly with every prospective client to see the space and hear the vision straight from you, the homeowner. Lehnhoff is committed not only to quality work, but to excellent customer service. We guarantee that there will always be a person onsite who can communicate directly with you as well as make any necessary decisions.
In most cases, Rob himself is onsite for the duration of a project. Periodically, during the installation, we sit down with you to ensure that the project is coming along to expectation. This way, we can tweak things along the way if need be. It’s our job to make sure you are happy with the final product.
We have day and evening times available to fit your schedule.
You can also follow Lehnhoff’s Landscaping on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.